Utako Shindo


Utako Shindo is an artist who is based in-between Tokyo and Melbourne. She is interested in art’s ability to enable anyone to experience perceiving and reflecting on the world in a richer and more poetic manner. Through her recent research project, she investigated concepts of ‘untranslatability’, and considered the untranslatable as a poetic place characterized by fertile silence and nuanced shadow. Her installation artwork, comprised of projections and imprints, attempts to articulate this, and prompting poetic translation between image and material, sound and texture, and subject and object. Utako’s practice also includes organizing trans-cultural art projects.